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Before She Dies (Slaughter Creek Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rita Herron
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for Rita Herron's romantic suspense novels:
IN A HEARTBEAT, an edgy suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Romance Junkies, Billie Jo Case
Herron pens a fast-paced romantic thriller that captivates readers from the first page -- LAST KISS GOODBYE, RT, 4 1/2 stars, Autumn Harrison
When Herron wields a pen, you better be prepared to have your world rocked!
CataRomance Reviews, BJ Deese
She thought this small town nestled in the Tennessee mountains was the perfect place to raise a family...until she found out what was happening to the children in Slaughter Creek...

Herron's pulse-quickening pace in Her Stolen Son escalates from the first page to an explosive climax! 4 1/2 stars, RT, Pat Cooper
A BREATH AWAY is a tense and twisting ride right out of the starting gate.
Romance Junkies, Brooke Willis
A BREATH AWAY, a psychologically frightening novel, complex plot, compelling. RT, Marilyn Weigel
Rita Herron is a mater of romantic suspense -- INSATIABLE DESIRE, Kwips and Kritiques @Kelley Hartsell 
If you like Melinda Leigh, Allison Brennan, & Karen Rose, you'll love Rita Herron's romantic suspense novels!
Look for the sequel to Before She Dies - DYING TO TELL -- on sale now! Book two HER DYING BREATH is also available for pre-order!

Product Details

  • File Size: 255 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Beachside Reads; 1 edition (October 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless December 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I decided to listen to Dying to Tell (Slaughter Creek) and saw this prequel and wanted to read it first. While I saw it was only 42 pages, I assumed it was at least a short story with some kind of satisfactory conclusion. In fact, it's just backstory to Sadie and Amelia's family. It tells you about their parents and grandparents and hints at the possible cause for Amelia's condition. While it does end, it does not have an ending. If you're getting ready to read Dying to Tell, you can skip Before She Dies. I'd feel better about having spent the time to read this if the author had offered it up on her website for free instead of charging for it on Amazon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Prequel, but Should Read AFTER "Dying to Tell" March 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this little prequel to "Dying to Tell" -- it filled in some pieces of Sadie and Amelia's backstory that were mentioned in "Dying to Tell" but not elaborated on. You get to meet their parents, for example, who are dead twenty-five years when "Dying to Tell" starts, and hear their point of view about things. That was nice. I enjoyed their characters and how we get to see first hand the events that lead to their deaths.

I would, however, strongly recommend that you read this AFTER you read "Dying to Tell," which is what I did. I know it's a prequel and meant to come first, but really it's a "filling in the history" story, and I think if you read it first, you deny yourself the fun of discovering certain secrets along with Sadie in "Dying to Tell."

It's sort of like how in the V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic series, the evil grandmother's story didn't come until Book 4. If you'd known her full backstory before you'd read Book 1, you wouldn't have had the same reaction to Book 1 because you knew too much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Before She Dies December 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me get this straight. I have to wait til December to get the book which this book is a prequel to?? Am I reading this right?? Another thing for people complaining, "it's just a prequel", if you read under the title, that's what it says. Another hint, looks how many pages it is. I always look at that. Another thing I do not understand is, today's 12/25/12. Is the book coming out the end of the month, or when? Thank you......BB
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for Slaughter Creek October 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very suspenseful read from one of my favorite authors. Kept my attention from the first page to the last and I didn't see the ending coming. Can't wait for Slaughter Creek.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too short . great beginning April 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was so disappointed that it was only 42 pages . I wanted to tear up my kindle I was mad.I will read more carefully before I ordr the next time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring March 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was extremely boring and short. The storyline was good but it felt like it was thrown together. No real thought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Prequel August 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a prequel it only contains 5 chapters. With that being said, this is a great introduction to The Slaughter Creek books. I couldn't put it down and definitely look forward to reading The Slaughter Creek Series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the series! October 28, 2012
By windigo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a short story prequel to the Slaughter Creek series. It is a suspenseful eerie story that has you hoping that somehow the protagonists will make it through unharmed -- with the certain sense that they won't. On the surface it is a simple story of a young couple about to have twins and the fears and the challenges they face. But danger lurks in the shadows and sinister elements crowd their way in. Compelling characters, hints of bad things to come made me eager to go out and grab the Slaughter Creek series. Hope it's published soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Otherwise enjoyed the book
I gave it a 2 because I feel it wasn't clear enough that this was a short prequel to book two. The author could have just put that information (background info) at the front of... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Judy Maxwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 14 days ago by T. Beaver
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!
Can't put this book down!!! I read the first couple of chapters and bought the whole series. I can't wait to see how it ends!!!
Published 16 days ago by Tammy T.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not long enough
it was too brief for my liking. I wish it would have given a bit more background information on the girls.
Published 1 month ago by Lacey Summers
5.0 out of 5 stars Before She Dies review
Before She Dies is an exciting teasers for the Slaughter Creek series by author Rita Herron. It definitely caught my attention.
Published 1 month ago by Bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Slaugter Creek
Had to read the rest of the series.could not put it down. Busy with book 3 in the series. A real pageturner.
Published 1 month ago by Ester
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm Wondering
An interesting story but a little long and sometimes boring. What happened to the perfect place to raise a family didn't last too long.
Makes one wonder.
Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Keggan
2.0 out of 5 stars BEFORE SHE DIES
I would not pay a penny for it without the rest of the story. It just leaves July hanging.
Published 1 month ago by Meh
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read before "Her Dying Breath"
It's a prequel to the series. I just happened to see it before I started the series & thank goodness I did! Read more
Published 2 months ago by English Garden
5.0 out of 5 stars Before She Dies by Rita Herron
I loved this prequel! It was full of mystery and suspense! I am excited to start this series! I have a feeling that it is going to be a great series! :)
Published 2 months ago by Astridana
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More About the Author

Multi-award winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight. But she didn't think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn't have to get a real job.
She is the author of over sixty books, writes sexy romantic comedies and steamy romantic suspense stories set in the South. For more on her titles and other releases, visit her at

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